CABLE TO LINCOLN FROM GUATEMALA RE GUATEMALA 1954 COUP

Created: 4/13/1954

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OLD JUBLUG HE TODAY HAD0 TO UNIDENTIFIEDOVER THRO* GOVT DURING HOIYWEEK. LEADERSAND

MINISTER DEFENSE .

JsTATEO HIS GROUP INTENDS ENLARGE CIRCULATION NEWSPAPERAMO HAVE REACHEO AGREEMENTPLAN SUPPLY TWO THOUSANO ws8urnt BARBERSHOPS ETC FREE .

HAD BEENPOST IN GOVT IF REVOLUTION SUCCESSFUL. IDENTITY .

1l. DID NOT STATE WHETHER c- H AND SANCHEZ MOVEMENT LINKED CALLIGERIS. GAVE IMPRESS ION NO LINKAGE.

GOVT TENSION NERVOUSNESS RAPIDLY INCREASING. UNCONFIRMED ESCROW INFO COSHES PLANNING LIGATION OPPONENTS. TRYING OBTAIN FURTHER DETAILS

INCLINED VIEW q. ND SaJNCHE/ INTENTIONS TRUE AND NOT GOVT PROVOCATION Oft DECEPTION.

HOPE ESTABLISH CONTACT WITH0PRIL. HE SHOULD HAVE INFO^RE Q- N0-

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WISE TRY REACH J', POSSIBLY THROUGHUNWISE PROCEED HIS PLAN. 'IF HE SUCCESSFUL INHAVE NO CONTROL. HIS FAILURE COULD HAVE DISASTROUS RESULTS.

RE ESTABLISHMENT OUR CONTROL IMPERATIVE. MESHING POSSIBLE^ TTEMPT WITH CALLIGERIS MOVEMENT PROBABLY DESIRABLE.

YOU ADVISE PRIORITY WHETHER APPROACH PARA EIGHTINSTRUCTIONS OR CHANGES THIS PROCEOURE.

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